An estimated 250 Capitol Hill staffers attended the first “HVACR reception on the Hill,” an event held by five industry associations.
said it gave association members a chance to meet with key Washington, D.C.,
legislative staff members and discuss issues of mutual concern. The Aug. 3
meeting was sponsored by the Air Conditioning Contractors of America; North
American Technician Excellence; Plumbing-Heating-Cooling Contractors;
Air-conditioning, Heating and Refrigeration Institute; and the Heating, Airconditioning and Refrigeration
“This event provided our
industry a large forum to explain who our industry is and what type of economic
contribution the HVACR industry makes to our nation," said HARDI’s executive
vice president and chief executive officer, Talbot Gee. "Attendees were
particularly interested in hearing suggestions on what HARDI members would like
to see done to spur growth."
HARDI’s manager of government
affairs, Jon Melchi, said the association was well-represented.
"Part of the success of
this event comes from the fact that there is a HARDI member company or branch
in nearly every congressional district in the country,” he said.
‘Our membership touched the
offices of every attendee at the reception."
The reception featured a 250-pound heating
and cooling-themed cake made by a well-known Washington bakery.
and a video of the event will be posted on HARDI’s
soon, officials said.
HARDI happy with first congressional reception
August 10, 2011